Today I spent some time thinking about my inner creative self. What would I look like if I could dress however I desired; what would I do with my hair and my makeup? Using these thoughts I came up with one look that definitely expresses the inner me.
So the inner me would have bold hair and makeup. If I ever decide to change my place of employment, I will look for a place where I can express my creativity through my hair and makeup.
I absolutely love bright, bold colors and I would wear them everyday if I could. I prefer to make bold statements using my physical apperance. Are you able to express yourself on a daily basis? Do you ever feel like you just want to take the risk and express your creative inner self even if it doesn’t fit your work environment?
Here is my NYE 2014 Makeup look! I wanted to do something a little bolder than what I usually go for (and I’ve been dying to use this Inglot pigment). For this look I went with purple and rose gold eye shadows with a pink lip. Since it is New Year’s Eve, I used one of my favorite sparkly highlighters. You can find details and pictures below (reviews coming soon!).
If you prefer to not have such a sparkly look, you could just use the shadows without the pigment.
Since I wear glasses, I did not put on false lashes, but I feel false lashes would make this look even better!
I hope you enjoyed this look. I am looking forward to posting more in the New Year!
Welcome to Look Thursday! Today I used my Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette to put together a look perfect for Christmas.
Since I spend Christmas with my family, I wanted to do something a little more subtle than the sparkly traditional gold, red and/or greens looks that are normally used to represent this holiday. So I decided to go with purples on my lid and nude lips. I did add just a bit of sparkle to my inner corner (hey, it is Christmas after all) and used Milani’s Black Vinyl liner to spice it up a bit.
For this look I used:
Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in Beaches and Cream, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Wet n’ Wild Fergie eye shadow primer in (), Milani liquid liner in Black Vinyl, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero, Wet n’ Wild Megalength waterproof mascara
Brows: Jordana eye brown pencil in Dark Brown
Face: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (check out my review here), MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 7.5, L.A. Girl Pro.conceal HD concealer in Fawn, Rudy Kisses mineral powder in Chestnut, Black Radiance pressed powder in Rich Mahogany as a light contour, Iman Sheer Finish bronzing powder in Afterglow as a highlight, and e.l.f. cosmetics makeup setting spray
Lips: Nyx lip primer in Deep Nude, Nyx lip pencil in Chestnut, and Wet n’ Wild LE matte lipstick in Sweet Cream
I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!
One of the final pieces from the Fergie Centerstage Collection that I will be reviewing is one of the to reflect shimmer palettes. The palette I purchased is Carnaval in Rio. I really love this as a subtle golden highlight.
In the pan, Carnaval in Rio is a peach color with gold veining. I found it to leave a beautiful gold sheen on my face that is truly noticeable when the light hits it so that I shimmer and not shine! Because of its subtleness, I found the swatch difficult to photograph, but my efforts are below.
I was first introduced to Black Radiance products when I did my friends makeup for her wedding. Since I was just beginning to do makeup on others, I asked her to bring her foundation with her, and it was from black Radiance. That day prompted me to look more into the products that they offer because the foundation was pretty good (but we’ll discuss that later). I went to Rite Aid to find the Black Radiance selection and came across some beautiful baked blushes (try saying that three times fast, lol). The colors popped in the package and I hoped that they would be just as pigmented when I finally got them home. These blushes were way more pigmented than I expected. With the Warm Berry blush I have to use a very light hand so that I won’t over do it.
First let me say, I am absolutely in love with Milani Products! The newest product that I have tried is the Secret Cover Concealer Cream. I first have to commend Milani on having a nice range of brown girl friendly shades. I picked up the product in the four darkest shades: 03 Honey, 04 Tan, 05 Deep Tan, and 06 Warm Cocoa. This is definitely a creamy full coverage concealer. I like to scoop a little out and apply this product with my fingers. Honey is perfect in concealing my dark under eye circles! This has become one of my go to products. If you are looking for a full coverage creamy concealer, this is a must try!